Ryan: It's frustrating to be sure, but it's impressive the Hogs went from losing to Bama by 52 points to losing by 1 point. It's obvious proof of progress, but it hurts not to win.
Ryan: I think it is very important considering how the
Ryan: I'm not sure worried is the right word, but UAB's performance was definitely impressive. Because of the way the Hogs played in other non-con games this year, fans still have plenty of confidence in this team's ability to win games in which they are favored.
Ryan: It's yet to be known if middle linebacker Brooks Ellis will play yet or not after a bone bruise on his knee. He's the glue that keeps that defense together. Defensive end Trey Flowers and outside linebacker Martrell Speight have been the nasty play makers on defense. Offensively, watch the whole run game. Whenever those boys get rolling they are tough to stop.
Ryan: He seemed like a "yes" man, but all of Petrino's assistants were that way because of the way Petrino ran his program. There is no doubt he would have been named the interim head coach and we would have never had to deal with Smiles. All parties involved would have been better off if McGee had been able to take the
Ryan: It's tough to make a prediction depending on how much Brooks Ellis plays. I'll say if he starts,